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RED Episode # 73: Training Updates & Where to stop on your trip to Key West: Florida Keys Brewing & Kiki’s Sandbar

RUN

This week, we update you on the progress of our training for upcoming races.  Dana started physical therapy.  He learned that he’s gotta take it easy in a lot of ways post-surgery, even though movement is important to recovery.  Aimee hit all three training runs this week, including a 19-miler!  Mental training was so important to hitting goals this week.  The humidity in Florida was brutal and it does a number on motivation to get out there and get it done.  So it was important to break it into smaller chunks to get it done.

EAT

We went to Key West for the 30th Anniversary Hemingway Key West Sunset Run & Paddleboard Race and recapped it on last week’s episode. The best part about driving down to Key West is that you can discover great places to eat all along the keys. In Quick Bite 63, we featured Kiki’s Sandbar.  We had unique and tasty Ahi Tuna Nachos.  When we came back through, we stopped and decided to order them two ways:  one with the tuna raw and one order with seared tuna. We compared what happened to the wonton “chips” and the flavor of the tuna.  They are completely different, and Kiki’s is worth the stop!  The view from the top of the restaurant is great, but it is also beautiful to sit on the lower level if you want to bring your dog and have the chance to put your feet in the sand!

DRINK

Florida Keys Brewing Company is a great brewery in Islamorada and they have a great deal going.  It is true, we featured this place on Quick Bite 62.  But when we visited, we focused primarily on seasonal offerings.  This time we got more of their regular beers and took advantage of a great deal they have going.  For $110, you can get two flights and two pints of their refreshing beer, plus one of their 64-ounce DrinkTank growlers filled with your choice of what’s on tap.

Here’s what we tried:

  • Weed line Wheat 5.1% ABV

  • Tampa Bay Brewing Company Collaboration Dragonfruit Mango Kolsch 5.4% ABV

  • Bayside Blonde Coffee Blonde 5.8% ABV

  • Resistant Strain Double Hibiscus Kolsch 5.3% ABV

  • Smelly Butt IPA 7.4% ABV

  • Bonus (Made by Keys Meads in Key Largo)

  • Keys Mead 13% ABV

THAT’S A WRAP

Next week, we return to finish the RunDisney Virtual Race Series celebrating 80 years of Marvel.  We will run at Disney, so it is not so virtual and show off our final two medals!  You still have time to tell us where to run it on the Disney property!

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RED Quick Bite #63: Kiki’s Sandbar in Little Torch Key

It’s another delicious Quick Bite as we make our way to the 21st Annual Key West Half Marathon!

On our drive down to the race we always like to stop off at place that look like it might have some interesting food and beverage offerings we can share with you.  In Little Torch Key, we found Kiki’s Sandbar.

A laid-back bar right on the beach, Kiki’s will cook anything you catch or provide you with some tasty treats from their menu.  This place has a vacation vibe.  You can put a drink in your hand and your feet in the sand.

We tried the Sneaky Kiki because it had Trader Vic’s Rum in it and that made us reminisce about our trip to Trader Vic’s in Atlanta last month for the Jeff Galloway Half Marathon Weekend (Trader Vic’s was featured on the Barb’s 5K episode).  It was such a great time there, although we have to admit the climate here was much warmer and very tropical.

And... if you have not tried their Ahi Tuna Nachos... you must.  The tuna can be cooked to your desired temperature and the “nachos” are perfectly crisp wantons.  Hoisin sauce, seaweed, sesame seeds, wasabi peas... my mouth waters even as I write this because I could have them again and again.

We had to get going to get down to Key West for packet pickup, so we could not linger any longer, although, you’d think time would stop here for everyone.  At Kiki’s Sandbar, you can truly be in an island state of mind.

If you get a chance, stop off at Kiki’s Sandbar in Little Torch Key on your way down to Key West.  You won’t regret it.  Yum!

THAT’S A WRAP

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